SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200911-05 (Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wireshark:
Ryan Giobbi reported an integer overflow in wiretap/erf.c (CVE-2009-3829).
The vendor reported multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth L2CAP, RADIUS, and MIOP dissectors (CVE-2009-2560), in the OpcUa dissector (CVE-2009-3241), in packet.c in the GSM A RR dissector (CVE-2009-3242), in the TLS dissector (CVE-2009-3243), in the Paltalk dissector (CVE-2009-3549), in the DCERPC/NT dissector (CVE-2009-3550), and in the dissect_negprot_response() function in packet-smb.c in the SMB dissector (CVE-2009-3551).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted 'erf' file using Wireshark, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. A remote attacker could furthermore send specially crafted packets on a network being monitored by Wireshark or entice a user to open a malformed packet trace file using Wireshark, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Wireshark users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/wireshark-1.2.3'